Perseid Meteor Shower, Dog Days of Summer and the Total Eclipse


Since we’re not going to be selling tea this weekend at any farmers’ markets, we’ll take the week off from talking about it too…and discuss a few astronomical events.   Right now we’re in the middle of the Perseid meteor shower, which is a hallmark of one of my favorite times of the year.   This time of year is known as the “dog days of summer”, and we’ll talk about the origins of that too.   Then we’ll discuss the upcoming total eclipse which will pass very near us in Central Iowa on August 21.   I hope you enjoy the show.   Even though we’re taking the weekend off, the website isn’t.   Use code “meteor” here at for 15% for the next week or so.